From the studio that brought you ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls comes a film with voice talents that only lend to the credibility of the story trying to be told here. LAIKA Studios has been the third wheel of animation studios that has secretly been producing darkly tinted child animation that is in the stop-motion realm.
For a second trailer, this brought to light some seriously cool elements. The Asian influences to the story are always a bonus in my book, but the colorful nature of the childlike wonder meshes perfectly with the grim fairy-tale like setting seen in the beginning of the film. If you’re into these types of films I have to believe this is going to turn out to be like a unique mixture of Coraline and Kung-Fu Panda.
I’m excited to hear the voices of Matthew McConaughy, Charlize Theron, and others in this new stop motion picture. The film comes out August of this year.